The Labour Party (LP), the Ogu State chapter, has announced the expulsion of the Director-General of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council, Doyin Okupe for alleged refusal to pay his membership fee for the past six months since he joined the party.
Ten others were also sacked over alleged non-financial membership status, high-handedness and financial recklessness.
The State Chairman of the party, Michael Ashade who announced this in Abeokuta today, December 1, said that the offences allegedly committed breached the LP’s constitution.
Ashade, flanked by the National Publicity Secretary of LP, Abayomi, and the State Secretary, Feyisola Michael, said that Okupe ceased to be the party member after his failure to meet the mandatory constitutional requirements to fulfill membership status.
He said that Okupe and 10 others have run afoul of the article 9 (3) sub(iii) and Article 9(3) xi of the LP constitution and thereby ceased to be party members.
“Therefore in line with article 19(3) of the Labour Party constitutional provision, we declare that Dr. Doyin Okupe, having failed in the payment of his membership dues for the last six months of joining the Party, has forfeited his membership of the Party and no longer fit and competent to continue to act as the DG of the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC).”
“We hereby notify our National Chairman Bar Julius ABURE and Labour Party Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, that it’s expedient to obey the constitution of Labour party by immediately appointing another DG for the PCC and that should come from the North to reflect Federal Characters and political Balance.”
“We challenge Dr. Doyin Okupe to provide evidence of any payment in respect of membership dues prior to today into any bank account of the Party.”
The party’s Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, was also advised to desist from communicating and interacting with Okupe.